WLM Night Shelter
The WLM Night Shelter opened for its 8th year of operating on October 2nd 2017
This season, we have 13 churches, a synagogue and a mosque partnering together and we will provide accomodation for rough sleepers for 8 months of the year - from October to May.
The Shelter is one of over 100 similar schemes across the country where different faith groups work together to help rough sleepers come in from the cold during the winter months. We were delighted that Al-Manaar mosque joined us in 2017 - you can read more here.
Last season in 2016-2017, 54 homeless people used the service, with 25 guests moving into accommodation. 10 guests began paid employment and 6 were reconnected to relatives in their country of origin. Our project workers at WLM Seymour Place are still working with the others.
Since its beginning in 2010, West London Mission has been at the heart of the project. We would like to extend its thanks to the churches, synagogue and mosque who are the core partners of the WLM Night Shelter:
For ways in which you can help WLM’s work with homeless people, please see here.
For more information about the Westminster Night Shelter, contact the Coordinator, Peter Mwaniki: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Photo: AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL)